Remember the days of card catalogs? Back in those days, we didn't have e-readers and digital downloads. But we had one thing: a reason to go to the library. With the changing ways in which people read, libraries have to change with the times. Now offering e-books and other online options, there is less of a reason to actually stop by the library. But, did you know, there is more to the library then reading books?

The Genesee District Library offers a variety of programs throughout the year at their 19 locations across Genesee County. Here are some of the activities you can participate in at your local library:

Join a Book Club

If you are an avid reader, you can join a book club at the Genesee-Johnson, Genesee Valley Center, Fenton-Winegarden, and Mt. Morris library branches. Some branches have both a fiction and nonfiction book club so you are bound to find one that fits your style.

Enjoy Live Music

The Genesee District Library will kick off its Concert Series with four concerts throughout the summer with acts including Straight Ahead, Greg Nagy and Peter Bergin.

Meet an Animal

With programs including Exotic Zoo featuring real, live sloths, lemurs, kangaroos and an anteater-looking animal; Lords of the Sky with Kili the bald eagle; and Honey Bee Harmony featuring a live hive - you can learn about and see your favorite animals at your local library.

Learn a new skill

Throughout the year, the Genesee District Library holds a variety of classes aimed at teaching you new skills including origami and computer help. Love DIY? The Genesee District Library also has classes in making your own fabric softener and laundry soap. With a variety of classes held at the various branches, there is sure to be a class for you.

Indulge in your favorite hobby

Do you love poetry? How about movies? The Genesee District Library offers many groups and clubs at their various locations such as Makers Club, where you can learn how to make a variety of projects, or Writers' Group, where you can share and review writing with your peers.

To see a full list of events, go to the Genesee District Library's website at